The Iconic SILCA 24.1 seal has been updated and improved after more than 30 years in the market. The new 242 seal utilizes a high tech and very red, fully synthetic elastomer base material rather than a carbon black filled natural rubber of previous seals. This unique bright red seal borrows from industries which require air-tight seals in the harshest of environments, and tests to a life expectancy of more than 5X the carbon filled rubber or Buna-N materials used previously. New Two-Stage seal geometry seals on both valve stem and at the base of valve core threads resulting in a more positive seal and improved durability. The new seal slips onto the valve stem with a satisfying 'click', while unique internal geometry actually utilizes line air pressure to compress the seal onto the valve stem: the higher you pump, the harder it grips the stem!
This design is so iconic we've found more than 20 companies worldwide making pump heads and gaskets copied from this, but none of them can come close to the precision and technology in our new seal
- Fully Synthetic Elastomer Base Material
- 5X the durability of traditional rubber materials
- New Two-Stage sealing geometry optimized for all Presta valve stems
- Pressure amplifying dome geometry uses air pressure to clamp valve stem
- Made in the USA
Few brands have been more intimately connected to the last 100 years of cycling than Silca. The Italian-born brand's legacy of legendary quality has seen company's pumps being passed down through generations of professional mechanics and cycling enthusiasts - riders who value the experience of bike maintenance and understand its performance value. Now based in the US, Silca's heirloom quality pumps have been joined by a growing selection of thoughtfully designed tools and stylish accessories. Read more about Silca.
Founded by real cycling enthusiasts in 2004, our passion for elite performance runs through everything we do at Saddleback. Our team of dedicated roadies, mountain bikers and triathletes practice what we preach to bring you the finest cycling products and a superior service to match. We're the official UK home of 3T, Alchemy, Castelli, Chris King, ENVE, Intense, Sidi, Silca, Stages and Troy Lee Designs.